A few people have asked what I think will be on the Bailey’s Prize long list when it’s announced on Friday. The answer is: I have no idea! I always feel woefully under read whenever a prize list is announced and I’m sure Friday will be no exception. What I like about this is there’s always at least one novelist on the list who I’ve never heard of, whose book I read and love and who I discover has a long backlist which I can get stuck into. That’s my biggest wish for this year’s list!
As for the books I have read (and are eligible), these are the ones that I think are prize worthy. If you click on the picture, it will take you to my review. (The Tell-Tale Heart will take you to Bookmunch as I reviewed it for them.)
The four at the bottom of the page are ones I haven’t read yet but I’ve been hearing good things about and would love to have to make the time to read them.